Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

  • 25 October 2013, 11:55 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    Ukrainian Muslims Return from Hajj

    Yesterday pilgrims, who performed the Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, returned from Saudi Arabia to Ukraine. About 100 pilgrims from Crimea went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj. Altogether 160 Muslims from Ukraine went to Hajj.

  • 17 September 2013, 10:28 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Giant Crucifix Installed in Dniprodzerzhynsk

    Ukraine’s largest crucifix has been installed in Dniprodzerzhynsk. It was made at the Dniprodzerzhynsk Pivdenmash.

  • 10 September 2013, 14:24 | International relations | view photo | 

    The Community of St. Egidio in Ukraine Initiates Prayer for Peace in Syria and World

    A Prayer for Peace in Syria, the Middle East, and around the world was held in Kyiv on September 7. The prayer was led by the parish of St. Nicholas Church, together with the Community of St. Egidio. It was attended by over 80 people,” says RISU correspondent Olha Makar.

  • 18 August 2013, 10:37 | UGCC | view photo | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) blessed the Patriarchal Cathedral in Kyiv

    Sanctification was performed by the ​​head of the UGCC Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), together with members of the Synod of bishops, Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine Thomas Edward Gullickson and Roman Catholic bishops.

  • 17 August 2013, 20:19 | UGCC | view photo | 

    Ukrainian Catholics started celebration of the Baptism of Rus

    Today with a prayer service at St. Volodymyr's Hill Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church began the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus. Prayer was led by the head of the UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk).

  • 25 July 2013, 16:13 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Patriarch Shevchuk Calls on Greek Catholics to Renew Baptismal Vows

  • 19 July 2013, 14:16 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Deputy Patriarch of UOC-KP: Moscow Wants to Humiliate Ukraine During the Celebration of the Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus

    The metropolitan said that by imposing its program for the anniversary celebration, Moscow is putting pressure on the Ukrainian church and state.

  • 16 June 2013, 11:30 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Pope Francis Appoints Special Envoy to Attend 1025th Anniversary of Baptism of Ukraine-Rus Celebrations

  • 6 June 2013, 10:06 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Uzhhorod Synagogue Holds First Wedding in 70 Years

    For the first time in 70 years the Synagogue in Uzhhorod (which now houses the Zakarpatska Oblast Philharmonic) conducted a Jewish wedding ceremony.

  • 31 May 2013, 14:12 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Orthodox Religious Procession Vladivostok-Kyiv Launched

    To mark the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus', the International Religious Procession carrying parts of the relics of St. Prince Volodymyr began in Vladivostok, Russia, on May 30.

  • 10 May 2013, 09:24 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Over 600 Victims of NKVD Re-Buried in Ivano-Frankivsk Region

    In the Tysmennytsia District of Ivano-Frankivsk Region, on 9 May, the victims of the Communist repressions of NKVD of 1939-1941 were reburied.

  • 9 May 2013, 09:38 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Victims of WWII Remembered in Lviv

    In Lviv, near the monument to the Victims of Communist Crimes, at a popular assembly on 8 May, nearly 200 persons honoured the victims of WWII.

  • 8 May 2013, 11:38 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Metropolitan Volodymyr to Serve Memorial Litia for Victims of War

    On 8 May, at 5 p.m., on the eve of Victory Day, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Volodymyr, will serve a memorial service (litia) for the repose of the soldiers and victims of the Great Patriotic War near the monument at the grave of unknown soldiers.

  • 15 April 2013, 10:17 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Hasidim Gather in Western Ukrainian Town of Belz

    Approximately a thousand and five hundred Hasidim Jews are expected to come to the town of Belz in Lviv Region on 15-16 April to honour the memory of Tzaddik rabbis buried in the town cemetery.

  • 21 January 2013, 15:25 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Various Denominations in Kyiv Pray Together for Unity

    On 20 January, in the Church of St. Basil the Great in Kyiv, the 46th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began

  • 15 January 2013, 12:48 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav Prays in Zarvanytsia for Spiritual Revolution in Ukraine

    On 14 January, Patriarch Sviatoslav of UGCC visited Zarvanytsia to pray for Ukraine. In the Cathedral of the Mother of God of Zarvanytsia, the hierarch celebrated a hierarchical liturgy in concelebration with Metropolitans Vasyl of Ternopil, Volodymyr of Ivano-Frankivsk, Eparch Dmytro of Buchach and many priests.

  • 17 December 2012, 10:11 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Bethlehem Peace Light Brought to Ukraine

    The Bethlehem Light of Peace crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border during the night of December 17. Ukrainian scouts have brought it to Ukraine for twelve years. They will distribute the fire to churches, schools, orphanages, hospitals and state institutions.

  • 22 November 2012, 10:06 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    UOC-Moscow Patriarchate Remembers Victims of Holodomor

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate conducted an annual action Guard of Memory in the National Museum Memorial of Victims of Holodomors in Ukraine.

  • 21 November 2012, 13:33 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | 

    Redemptorist Fathers celebrate their centenary in Lviv

    The monastic congregation of Redemptorist Fathers (CSSR) began celebrating its 100th anniversary. On this occasion, on November 21 in Lviv, in the Church of St. Josaphat, a solemn Pontifical Liturgy was celebrated by the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

  • 19 October 2012, 13:48 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    10 Thousand Convicts Bow to Fragment of Holy Cross

    Workers of the Synod’s Department of the Prison Ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) together with members of the Transfiguration Brotherhood conduct a national religious procession throughout prisons.